Blake clearly wasn’t at gun control conference

Crain’s New York Business reports, “Bronx pol got taxpayer reimbursements for political trips“:

Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake flies while New York taxpayers buy. A Crain’s analysis of the ambitious state lawmaker’s use of Assembly travel vouchers and per diems—intended to reimburse legislators for the costs of commuting to and rooming in the state capital—as well as of his social media accounts show that for years he has hobnobbed around the state and country with Democratic Party leaders, while letting the public foot his bills … On August 6 of that year, the assemblyman sought $331 in reimbursement to cover a flight from the Bronx to Boston and lodgings for the American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention conference, an event scheduled to begin at 1 pm. But Blake’s Instagram shows him two and a half hours away on chic Martha’s Vineyard, attending a Democratic Party fundraiser with Georgia Rep. John Lewis that ran from 10 am until noon …”


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